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Old 06-03-2012, 11:49 PM
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Greetings All

I live in Cairns, so was hoping anyone in Qld. could point me in the right direction for purchasing materials. I have a price from interstate, but freight is nearly as much as material cost

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Old 06-05-2012, 05:08 PM
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I'm in brisbane and only have local knowledge still might 'kill'with transport costs ....there a few members from the nth who will probably step in with some more local knowledge.
while I'll post some details tonight checkout Dinmore brickworks for fire brick and fireclay

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Old 06-06-2012, 12:01 AM
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Thanks Dave

I've looked at your build, and I'm sure I'll go your way, downloaded Pompeii instructions last night.

Cheapest firebrick I've found here is $ 4.00 each, so not too bad a freight cost, just need to source other materials before I commit

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Old 06-06-2012, 04:15 AM
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Will be keeping an eye on this thread Im in Central Qld and about a month away.
Friend in town has the bricks and mortar sorted just need the fibre board.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:26 AM
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$4.00 a brick seems about right as Dimore were about $3.30 a brick 2 yrs ago and its a lot of transport Nth. I'd really consider to go "the poor Mans Mortar" rather than the other types ....it easy to work with... and kind er to a coupla larger gapes than the pro stuff. I'd also consider not cutting all bricks on all faces to keep down the brick count/costs as well....there some pretty fancy ovens you got to admire the work but it comes at a cost in off cuts
Consider going the Perlite/cement insulation rather than the ceramic path just because you have probably a local Hydroponics supplyer for that.
For most other things its usually local hardware supplyers... and of course beg and borrow... but you'll find that most folk will warm to the idea of a WFO ( wood fired oven) and it will open a lot of doors.
My oven cost about the $ 1200 mark thats all up with bench and front cement etc with a lot of the hardware items free the main costs were the fire bricks and ceramic insulation. Read those plans Lots! and above all don't forget the insulation!!!! it really counts in the end!!!


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Old 06-06-2012, 04:32 AM
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Before I forget try these guys for insulation
Total Insulation, Brisbane & Perth Australia - Suppliers of Rockwool, Polyurethane, Industrial and Commercial Insulation including Pipe & Boiler Lagging

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Gudday
$4.00 a brick seems about right as Dimore were about $3.30 a brick 2 yrs ago and its a lot of transport Nth. I'd really consider to go "the poor Mans Mortar" rather than the other types ....it easy to work with... and kind er to a coupla larger gapes than the pro stuff. I'd also consider not cutting all bricks on all faces to keep down the brick count/costs as well....there some pretty fancy ovens you got to admire the work but it comes at a cost in off cuts
Consider going the Perlite/cement insulation rather than the ceramic path just because you have probably a local Hydroponics supplyer for that.
For most other things its usually local hardware supplyers... and of course beg and borrow... but you'll find that most folk will warm to the idea of a WFO ( wood fired oven) and it will open a lot of doors.
My oven cost about the $ 1200 mark thats all up with bench and front cement etc with a lot of the hardware items free the main costs were the fire bricks and ceramic insulation. Read those plans Lots! and above all don't forget the insulation!!!! it really counts in the end!!!


Regards Dave
Hi Dave

I've seen a few WFO here in Cairns (my job sends me to numerous residences), one was clad with a layer of termite mudding for insulation, and another ceramic potter used a mix of cement and vermiculite.

I borrowed a cheap gas oven from a friend, but doesn't make a pizza like it should, but was fun getting 14 people invloved one evening.

I love pizza and beer (also my wife, she's Italian!!!). Told Boss it would cost around $ 1200 to build, she said, "thats cheap", so I've cleared the 1st hurdle.

Slowly getting goods sourced, reading THE manual daily, and nearly ready to commit

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Steve
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:45 PM
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Just a little thought to keep in mind that I've just realized. My bestest mate in the world has finally decieded to build an oven just got a new place so funds are a low. We have discussed all options from clay to paver to fire brick to keep it in a budget but whichever way he goes in the end the one thing remains the same....the time and effort to build it remains the same. So its not just about the bucks ...its about what you get for your time and efforts.


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Had a beer with a neighbour last night, he has a prefab oven.

We got to talking about the dollars and construction methods, and through his experience, believes an "inefficient oven" is a better option. Afterall, you are after a quick heat-up, might have to throw another piece of wood on to keep the heat, and a so what if the oven is only warm the next morning?

I've just done a sketch on my existing slab of the combined WFO and BBQ, and will go for solid half clay brick dome, fire brick base, refractory mortar (reinforced on dome), and a 25mm hardi-board layer under the firebrick base.

Any thoughts pos or neg?

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Gudday Steve
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ild-17614.html (Bacterium's 2nd build)
Click on this it will take you to a bloke that is on his secound oven his first was a lot of fun and it worked ...but .... his secound is to be insulated!
Regardless of the neighbour's opinion your going to spend as much effort building on an inefficent oven as a properly insulated one...and you'll be feeding it wood like a steam train, a friend built one trust me he doesn't use it much now.
The object is to have an oven that heats up quikly and retain the heat in the shell not spend you efforts on heating up your stand and the general neighbourhood. You wouldn't travel around in summer with you car aircon on the windows open and the vent set to open would you it just wouldn't work the way it was meant to.
I not a slave to wood collecting and cutting... a barrow of hardwood to me means 1 1/2 hr to 2 hours to pizza heat a small amount of wood to keep it there. On with the door after that means Bread and roasts next day and pop in some rolled oats or a stew in late next night cooked by the next morning.
It doesn't get any better!

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